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Thread: 9 patch

  1. #26
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    I have used the template for a twister and it turned out so cute. I also have a free pattern given out at one of our local quilt shops using charm squares that would be cute, although you use another fabric in the sashing. I will try to download the photo for you.Name:  9 patch switch pg 1.jpeg
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  2. #27
    Senior Member maryfrang's Avatar
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    El Lago Tx Originally from Upstate NY
    What about setting your nine patches on point. This would make the block look different too. Also fussy cut the center block with a flower or other design in you colors. Just some quick ideas. Good luck with your final decision.

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    Junior Member Debd's Avatar
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    Maybe you could put them on point with either a dark or light background, whichever helps the blocks stand out a bit more!
    Debbie Dresser

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    I really like this - I have some orphan 9p blocks that just might end up in a quilt like this

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    There are some really good ideas on here.
    Another Phyllis
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    Senior Member gypsylady5's Avatar
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    I'm sure that you have some good solutions here. Alternate with another pattern and you have a totally different quilt. 9-patches are great to work with, but are boring if left by themselve. Use some pinwheels or other pattern of your choice to snazz up the quilt.
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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    Super Member katiebear1's Avatar
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    Oooh, I LIKE that idea!

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    Junior Member frannella's Avatar
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    Boy, is your mom lucky! I LOVE the Irish Chain block (uses standard 9-patch alternating with a neutral solid block) OR, more interestingly put together, the double Irish Chain (a 3 fabrics 25-patch). You can see the single, double, and triple Irish Chain variations here (http://www.quilt.com/Blocks/IrishChain/IrishChain.html). I think the suggestion of introducing some pink is a great idea, and/or a nearly white neutral for the alternating plain blocks--fun and lovely! All 3 variations are done in strip sets, so you can knock them out really easily. Good luck and post pictures.
    Last edited by frannella; 02-27-2012 at 05:29 PM.
    I didn't make this beautiful GFG quilt but it's on my wish list to do

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